Five Fast Facts About The Multi-Talented Donald Glover

He's a renaissance man for a new generation...

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Donald Glover is probably one of the most prolific creatives of our generation.

The actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, rapper, singer, and songwriter has been rather busy of late. He’s the creator and star of the award-winning FX series Atlanta, not to mention his success with his musical alter ego Childish Gambino, an endeavour that has earned him a few Grammy nominations.

Oh, then there’s the whole playing a young Lando Calrissian in the new Han Solo movie thing. There doesn’t seem to be much this wunderkind can’t do.

On top of it all, he’s pretty darn interesting, loaded has discovered five facts about Donald Glover you might not have known about.

Check them out below.


 

1

30 Rock

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He was a writer on the TV show “30 Rock” from 2006 to 2009, during that time he won a Writer’s Guild of America Award for best comedy series.

2

Child of Gambino

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He has one child, a son born in January 2016 whose identity he revealed during a Golden Globes acceptance speech in 2017.

3

Danny Glover

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He’s not Danny Glover’s son, though this is a common misconception but wouldn’t it be cool if he was?

4

Wu-Tang Connection

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He got his musical stage name “Childish Gambino” from a Wu-Tang Clan name generator.

 

5

Lion King

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He’s voicing Simba in the upcoming live action version of The Lion King.


Can’t wait to see what this guy has up his sleeve next! 

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